This along with carrier landings are some of the most challenging tasks you can do in Flight Simulation. Not only that but to do it as close to the procedures in real life as possible.
I got AAR nailed when I was flying the F-16 in BMS. I remember the inherent frustration to begin with and then the slow persistence in practice to finally get that moment when you hook up. Then the fun begins and you have to stay on.
It’s all the same in DCS. I think the F/A-18C is the easiest to learn AAR. For a start the jet itself is so stable and doesn’t require a constant trim by the pilot and second the probe is out front and to the right where you can clearly see it.
This amazing sim continues to challenge me and I am getting immense pleasure from it.
I had heard a while ago that the ability to add bombs to the Spitfire was added but I have been so engrossed in the Viggen and practising case 1 recovery landings in the Hornet that I simply didn’t have the time to see how they were. It turns out they are a lot of fun to deploy.
So of course, I loaded the Normandy map and placed some Russian APC’s in a field not too far from me and gave them orders to drive about a bit and enjoy the countryside.
There are many bombing profile tutorials on YouTube etc,If you want to know how to do it properly but I didn’t bother with those and just kind of worked it out on my own. This highly technical approach involved me pointing the nose of the aircraft from height at the targets and then dropping them when I thought I was close enough. Straight from the manual stuff.
Indecently that “other thing” that you can see falling with the bomb is my left aileron that was shot off by the Russians.